Hugh had previously served for eight years with the Black Watch. He enlisted on 14th September 1914. He was 42 years old, a Labourer by trade, and living in Midlothian at the time. He embarked at Southampton on 20th May - disembarking at Havre he entered the war in France on 21st May 1915. (Service record) He was killed during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, knocked down by shell fire whilst bearing. Other R.A.M.C. also lost during this battle were Ayre, Bealch, W. Huntington, and P. Hall. (Taken from the book ‘With the Forty Fourths’). Hugh was the husband of Annie Lawerance McDade of 47 Overton Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife.